QHS Theatre Department to close out school year with May 9-11 production of ‘Deceiving Granny’

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Top row from left, Lily Twaddle, Adelaide Teefey, Lucas Piazza and Conall Wolfmeyer. Bottom row from left, Keyarri Holder, Colin Egbert, Gabby Hanchett and Evie Tallcott. | Photos courtesy of Quincy High School

QUINCY — Quincy High School’s theatre department will close the school year with the zany farce, “Deceiving Granny.”

The plot is centered around newlyweds Sam and Margaret Howard. The couple discover they are in line to inherit $3.5 million from his great-grandmother whom he has never met, but before she is willing to add them to her will, she wants to meet Sam and his new wife face to face to make sure they are “worthy.”

Of course, nothing goes smoothly, especially since Sam is hiding an expensive diamond necklace for his boss, two burglars mistake their home for another, and the neighbor’s vague grandmother has wandered off … and may be somewhere in their house! Their friends, Rob and Kelsey, go to extremes to help the newlyweds when they think the “real” great-grandmother has died after eating peanuts. With Rob dressed and acting like an old lady, can the two couples pull off their scam despite a curious cop and cautious attorney?

Senior Lucas Piazza and junior Gabby Hanchett play the newlywed couple, with seniors Lily Twaddle and Colin Egbert as their carefree friends, Rob and Kelsey. An array of outlandish neighbors, friends, cops and robbers, and even an attorney, round out this bizarre cast of characters. Other cast members are seniors Sullivan Holthaus and Aidan Hutton; juniors Evie Tallcott, Keyarri Holder, Miller Robertson and Adelaide Teefey; sophomore Conall Wolfmeyer; and freshman Miriam Teefey.

The production is under the direction of Meghan Buckley with David Buckley overseeing technical direction. Seniors Allison Stephenson, Devon Miller and Kate Heagy will oversee stage management and junior Madison Daggett and sophomore Addison Gosteli will serve as student directors. Thirty-three QHS students are involved in the production.

Show dates are May 9-11 at 7 p.m. in the Quincy High School theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 17 and are priced at $8 for students and $12 for adults. Tickets may be bought online at www.qps.org/departments/music. For more information, call the Quincy High School music office at 217-224-3774.

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